Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:

Trump Reportedly Plans to End DACA With 6-Month Delay
President Donald Trump plans to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program that gives protection to immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children, according to multiple media reports. Trump could wait six months to formally dismantle the DACA program, allowing Congress time to find a legislative solution to address the status of the so-called Dreamers, the young undocumented people who benefit from the program. Politico first reported the news of Trump’s plan to end the program. (Education Week)

Education leaders call on Trump to protect ‘dreamers’
Education leaders are calling on President Trump to protect undocumented immigrants brought here as children amid reports that he may phase out a program that offered them work permits and a reprieve from deportation. Trump is expected to make an announcement Tuesday about the fate of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a decision that could affect nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants in the program. (The Washington Post)

The 74 Interview: David Osborne Shares a Sneak Peek of His New Book, ‘Reinventing America’s Schools’
David Osborne’s eyes light up when he talks about proof. A nationally renowned public policy reformer who is most well known for writing the New York Times bestseller Reinventing Government: How the Entrepreneurial Spirit is Transforming the Public Sector, and who now serves as a director of the forward-thinking Reinventing America’s Schools project at the Progressive Policy Institute, his animated tone and the sparkle in his eye suggest this particular proof is especially compelling. (The 74)

New Jersey
New Jersey’s opportunity to advance educational outcomes
Recently, New Jersey’s new state school accountability plan earned strong marks from an independent, objective national panel of experts. Translating this encouraging development into improved student outcomes, and narrowing gaps in student achievement, will now depend on effectively getting schools the support necessary to accomplish this crucial work, and also monitoring their progress effectively. (

New York
Inside the NYC schools critics call ‘failure factories’
They are the schools Mayor de Blasio doesn’t mention. At 32 city elementary and middle schools, the average English-math proficiency rate on state exams has not exceeded 10 percent of students for four years in a row. Seventeen of these schools — which enroll nearly 10,000 kids — have been part of the mayor’s signature Renewal program, which has spent $582 million on teacher training, social services and an extra hour a day of instruction. Four did so poorly that the city Department of Education closed them in June. (NY Post)

Metro Schools Tries To Make A Deal To Keep Student Data From Charters
Metro Schools is trying to cut a deal with state education officials over sharing student data. The state says the district is required to turn over information to charter schools that want student info for recruiting purposes. The looming legal dispute highlights a stubborn rift. The issue isn’t entirely about privacy, though the district has cited federal protections for students. It’s money. For every child who leaves for a charter school, that’s nearly $11,000 in state and local education funding essentially flowing out of district coffers. (Nashville Public Radio)

Mimi Woldeyohannes is the Executive Assistant to the CEO at 50CAN. She lives in Maryland.


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